The Brewers Plate & Car2Go
There’s no reason to feel stuck in the city this summer: Car2Go is offering 30 minutes of free credit to Brewers Plate ticket holders so that you can explore the Greenbelt that your donations are helping to preserve! The Ontario Greenbelt stretches 325 km around the urban areas of the Greater Golden Horseshoe and north to Tobermory with plenty of farms and natural parks to visit that are just short drives away.
The Brewers Plate is all about celebrating the flavour of locally grown and crafted food and beverages. On average, food travels 2500km to get from the field to your plate; in contrast, Greenbelt-grown food travels just 50-250km. Why not hop in a Car2Go to spend a sunny afternoon picking cherries and plums in Beamsville? Or scoot over to Caledon to source apples for those pies you’ve been meaning to make? Talk about a short and sweet supply chain!
Car2Go is Toronto’s only one-way car sharing service. No need to reserve a car ahead of time, which is great for those spontaneous trips. You can use the car for 30 minutes, 2 hours or the day and you only pay for the time you drive!
You’re sure to walk away from The Brewers Plate with a full wish list of places to visit (ours are getting pretty long already). Maybe a chef will tell you about a great CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in Bradford-West Gwillimbury that you want to see in action and make the sense of community even stronger. Or maybe that mouthwatering steak will send you straight to visit Grandview Farms in Thornbury to learn about special cuts to showcase at a summer barbecue?
See the variety of Ontario-grown foods firsthand by visiting farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, pick-your-own farms and more in the Greenbelt. Find your closest Car2Go pick-up spot and plan your trip with the Greenbeltfresh.ca map and directory where you can search by distance, type of market (including CSAs), special certification like local and sustainable, and specific types of products. To receive your special discount codes for the Car2Go deal and to become a Car2Go member for FREE, please email your Ticket Purchase Order Number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Existing Car2Go users may receive the credits as well. Get your tickets as soon as possible at brewersplatetoronto.org as they’re going fast (and so will you, in your Car2Go!).